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Special focus on the Pacific

A joint media release issued yesterday by the EU, Sweden Sverige and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs), said a number of EU projects were launched yesterday to support International Ocean governance, with a special emphasis being put on the Pacific.

EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide...The launch of the Pacific – European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme, worth €45 million is to support sustainable management and development of fisheries for food security and economic growth, while addressing climate change resilience and conservation of marine biodiversity.

Blue Pacific – the Pacific’s commitment to the global Agenda 2030

Lizbeth Cullity, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative - Statement at Media Workshop, Vailima, Samoa.

I am delighted to be invited to speak about the Sustainable Development Goals and the Pacific’s commitment to a Blue Economy at this Regional Media Workshop. The recent international Ocean’s conference in New York culminated with a strong global commitment to “conserve and sustainably use our oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” 

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BID Capacity Enhancement Workshop underway at SPREP

A workshop which aims to enhance the capacity of Pacific nations to share and access data relating to the region's biodiversity was held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) campus this week.

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Sustainable livelihood strategies for conservation of biodiversity in Fiji, including potential crops and value adding opportunities in three FPAM project sites.

FAO’s project “Forestry and Protected Area Management” (FPAM) assists four countries, Fiji, Niue,Samoa and Vanuatu, with the goal of strengthening biodiversity conservation and the reduction of
forest and land degradation. The project’s development objective is to enhance the sustainablelivelihoods of local communities living in and around protected areas.

Fiji - Take action for the planet

Last week I had the privilege to be a Fiji Council of Churches representative at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) meeting in Suva.The meeting was part of the preparation for Fiji's presidency of the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place from November 6-17 in Bonn, Germany, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat.

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Niue - Telling Niue’s Biodiversity Story

Travellers exploring Niues Huvalu Conservation Forest will have all the forest facts at their fingertips following completion of a major biodiversity project on the island.Telling Niue’s biodiversity story

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Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat

Led by University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences PhD student Jasmine Lee, the study is the first to investigate how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change.

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